“We welcome any step towards de-escalating the process. It is important that there are no hotspots of tension on the ground in the Rioni Gorge and that the events take place in a calm atmosphere,” Enka Renewables, the company that is in charge of the construction of Namakhvani HPP, told InterpressNews.
The company hopes that the activists will take responsibility for expressing their protest peacefully and within the law and will not restrict their right to move freely in the gorge.
“It is important that they abide by the law, all fundamental rights, including property rights,” the company said.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has announced that the police are going to take down the metal barriers located near the village of Gumati, “for security reasons.”
By Ana Dumbadze
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